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Edmond Mayor’s Essay Contest open for entries; first- through fifth-grade students eligible

EDMOND — The 36th annual Mayor’s Essay Contest is now open for entries. The contest is open to all first- through fifth-grade students in Edmond.

Students wanting to participate should write a short essay (250 word limit) over the following topic:

"If you were going to the North Pole to help Santa and the Elves upgrade their workshop with new technology, what features would you add and how would it help them?"

To enter, students should submit their essay, along with their name, school, grade and parent’s contact information, no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 13. Essays may be turned in to the mayor’s office at 24 E First St. in downtown Edmond or emailed to

Each grade’s first-, second- and third-place winners will be recognized at the Luminance Kick-Off and Tree Lighting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Mitch Park. Contest winners will have their picture taken with the mayor and awarded a special keepsake. Additionally, all winning essays will be printed in an edition of the Edmond Sun after the event.

For more information, contact Sarah London at 359-4580.